Graphics Canada Seminar Series
11:00 – 12:15
Robots, ‘Cobots’, & Other Automation Solutions:
Improve Your Processes & Manufacturing Efficiency
Summary: Robots are one of the most valuable tools to help fight the ongoing labour shortage and associated increase in labour cost. This session will explain the difference between the numerous robotic solutions that are available today to see what’s right for your business. From print to packaging, the focus will also be on the economics of an investment into robotics.
Led by expert Patrick Douglas-Meis, who has more than three decades of experience working with robotics, you’ll learn the difference between a robot and a cobot, and their comparative benefits and disadvantages.
Patrick is currently involved in many projects with the latest generation of this technology, including mobile robots that can moved easily between different workstations and perform different tasks. He will share his knowledge, so you get a better understanding of the different solutions and how they can be applied to your business.
10:00 – 16:30
Schedule at a Glance – Scroll Down for Descriptions & Speaker Bio
|10:00 – 10:55
|Cybersecurity for the Printing Industry – Challenges & Opportunities
Speakers: Mahmoud Gad – CyberLucent & Grant Sadler – CyberLucent
|11:00 – 12:30
|Canadian Industry – 2023 Insights from Insiders
Speakers: Richard Kouwenhoven – Hemlock Printers Ltd.
& Peter Spring – Category5 Imaging Inc.
|13:00 – 14:30
|Top 5 Ways to Recruit & Retain Employees in
Today’s Challenging Labour Market
Speakers: Heather Black – Connecting for Results
& Nicky Milner – Connecting for Results
|15:00 – 16:30
|The Value of Print – Target Your Efforts for Success
Speakers: Grace Chan – Royal Bank; Brendan Ireland – Staples;
Rich Pauptit – Flash Reproductions & Sylwia Plawinski – Canada Post
Cybersecurity for the Printing Industry
Challenges & Opportunities
10:00 – 11:00
Summary: The printing industry is not immune to cyber threats. With the rise of digital printing, printers are increasingly reliant on networked systems, which are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. These attacks can compromise the integrity of sensitive data, disrupt business operations, and damage the reputation of the printing company. It is crucial to implement robust cybersecurity measures.
This seminar will provide insights into the world of cybercrime and its impact on the printing industry. Our expert speaker will discuss common cybercrime techniques, and the latest trends in cybercrime targeting the printing industry. We will also explore best practices for protecting your business from cybercrime.
By attending this seminar, you will gain a better understanding of cybercrime and be better equipped to protect your printing business from cyber threats.
Network – MSP Program
Canadian Industry – 2023 Insights from Insiders
Summary: Attend this important session as we share the results of a survey of Canadian printers on the current state of the industry. This survey was conducted in the spring of 2023, so results include the latest sentiments of industry decision makers from across Canada.
After the downturn from the pandemic, the economy was on a rebound, only to be impacted by major supply issues and labour shortages. With increasing inflation and interest rates, are printers optimistic or cautious for their outlook?
You will be surprised at the results from the survey!
This session will include industry leaders discussing the results and sharing their insights from their perspective on how to navigate an uncertain economy to thrive and prosper. This will be an interactive session, so be prepared to participate and share your comments also!
Hemlock Printers Ltd.
Category5 Imaging Inc.
Top 5 Ways to Recruit & Retain Employees
in Today’s Challenging Labour Market
13:00 – 14:30
Summary: Join industry experts, Heather Black and Nicky Milner, from Connecting for Results, for this impactful session as they share best practices that successful companies are using to recruit and retain the best talent to build winning organizations.
Their current experience is based on the need for organizations to attract talented, young, staff who are engaged to help them grow and prosper.
Employees who are in demand have the ability to pick and choose what companies they work for, and if the conditions do not meet their expectations, they have the mobility to move to an employer who does!
Heather and Nicky will share their learnings from dealing with hundreds of employees, as well as employers, to understand how you can attract talent, reduce recruitment costs, and improve your employee retention.
Managing Director, Talent & Strategy
Connecting for Results
Digital Strategy Specialist
Connecting for Results
The Value of Print – Target Your Efforts for Success
15:00 – 16:30
Summary: This session will feature a panel of experts from marketing and corporate to technology providers and industry, as they discuss areas where print has had a positive impact on their business success. These insights will provide a better understanding of trends, and the benefits of print products and services to help communicate to our customers.
Royal Bank of Canada